#ASEDEYHOT – VAN PRAAG PROMISES UEFA COST CUTTING AND MORE CASH FOR FEDERATONS
Michael van Praag says he will endeavour to “completely overhaul” UEFA if he becomes president in succession to Michel Platini next month, turning Europe’s governing body into a far more streamlined and accountable organisation by cutting administrative costs and helping smaller federations grow and develop.
Like his two rival candidates, the Dutch FA chief is travelling round Europe lobbying fiercely for support in the final weeks of campaigning ahead of the September 14 ballot. He is reluctant to comment on the aspirations of either Aleksander Ceferin the new kid on the block from Slovenia or Angel Maria Villar Llona, the controversial Spanish veteran who still has close links with the banned Platini.
One of van Praag’s main priorities will be to cut costs and use the money to set up what he describes as an “infrastructure fund.”